I am a multi-talented professional with 25+ years’ experience in book publishing. Whether the task is to assess a manuscript, fine-tune it, or guide it toward publication, I offer both a microscopic eye and peripheral vision, keeping in view the smallest details within the big picture.
I am motivated by connection and relationship. This motivation informs my editing style, whether I’m viewing the text up close or from a wider perspective. At the word level, my focus on connection helps me (re)craft sentences and paragraphs that create a smooth narrative flow — always working for clarity and readability without losing sight of the text’s personality. At the structural level, I work to ensure the various sections tell their tale in coordinated progression.
I love the relationship I develop with the text when editing a book — getting deeper and deeper into the manuscript, coming to understand it better and better. But this also applies when working to produce a book — getting deeper and deeper into the entire publishing operation, collaborating closely with the text and art, with the author and associates, up until the finished product arrives. I love every step of the process, and every part has its value.
Kudos for a superlative job
Sensitive and wise revisions
extremely intelligent reading … First-rate copyedit
amazing and thorough, done with such heart and understanding
I’m extremely pleased with your work
truly thoughtful & excellent edit
I sang your praises to the sky
You have an ear
I will never be able to publish anything again without your input
I told her you’re the gold standard
Your edits make this a far stronger book
marvelous … masterful …
you’re a jewel
you’re really bringing out the author’s voice. There aren’t many editors who explicitly do this
Your work is outstanding. You are becoming my rebbe of writing
gentle hand, eagle eye
Your sense is perfecto!
I really can’t thank you enough
Understands the publishing process from every angle
I think you’re golden. You show me what I need to see
I’m still so proud of the book we made together
utmost respect for the text
I am absolutely delighted
I’m learning so much from your edits and explanations
I love your vision. You’re spot-on.
trusted you completely
superb … your judgment never steers me wrong
You went above and beyond
… able to take what was implicit and challenge me kindly to expand, explain, and embellish
Intuitively I approve of everything you say
Fabulous edits and insights
You are truly gifted
meticulous attention, thoughtful guidance
deep and sophisticated understanding of language
You know tone
I can’t wait to recommend you to others
Thank you for pushing me to produce the best book I could
a joy to work with
Did I mention thank you!?
Your work inspires
You’ve got terrific eyes
deft and seamless … wonderful
Editor par excellence!